Copper Box Arena, London - For the WBO middleweight title, Savannah Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) made it look very easy as she destroyed late replacement Maria Lindberg (19-6-2, 10 KOs) in three rounds. It was the first stoppage loss of Lindberg's career. (photos by Mark Robinson)
Marshall working off the jab in the first round, easily outboxing Lindberg. Marshall was working over Lindberg and dropped her with a big right hand. Lindberg was able to beat the count, but she was really rattled.
During the third, Marshall was really working over Lindberg - dropping her for the second time with a hard combination. Lindberg had enough and stayed down for the full count.
Marshall will now continue her hunt for a showdown with two-time Olympic gold medal winner Claressa Shields.